John Wyndham

John Wyndham (1903--1969) was the pen name used by the British science-fiction writer John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. He began writing for money in 1925, mostly for American periodicals. After working as a government official and corporal operator in the army during World War II, he began writing science-fiction novels. His many works include "The Day of the Triffids," "The Kraken," "The Midwich Cuckoos," "Trouble with Lichen," "Chocky," and "Web,"